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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1944-04"

PFilliputtiA16010048.jpg
A shoot-out is taking place in Tolmezzo. Alpini Lieutenant Renato Del Din has been shot in the head, causing him to drop his pistol and fall to the ground.

Label reads “104”; signed by the author; caption reads “CARNIA 25 APRILE 1944 –…

Memoro#4729.mp3
Helga Cent-Velden (b. 1926) recounts her life in Berlin under constant threat of bombing. Describes how her father tried to locate a suitable air raid shelter for the family and especially how he ruled out the Shell House because of a canal running…

Memoro#15926.mp3
Renate Rothaler (b. 1937) recounts her wartime experiences in Gotha, where she lived with her mother and sister while her father was drafted. Mentions a bombing in spring 1944 when she watched ‘silver birds’ that soon started to drop bombs, a…

Memoro#5754.mp3
Gianfranco Nardi (b. 1933) recalls the first bombing of Cesenatico in 1944, a night action carried out by 'Pippo'. Explains how the aircraft missed the train station and hit the nearby town centre; maintains that the pilot was drunk. Describes three…

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Registered letter envelope from Sergeant H M Gray at RAF Stradishall to Mrs H M Gray, Lightcliffe Yorkshire.

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Portrait of Sergeant William Anderson in greatcoat. and side cap. On the reverse

'George Anderson
George Anderson
George 5633
1942
19 years of age
R.A.F.V.R.
Sgt Wm. G. Anderson
Wireless.Op.A/G 1501026
Born. March 18th 1923
Killed on…

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The letter informs the father of Sergeant William Gowland Anderson that his son has been killed in action

AJonesPWA171207.mp3
Oral history interview with Peter William Arthur Jones (b. 1954) about his father Thomas John Jones DFC (b. 1921, 1640434 and 184141 Royal Air Force). Peter Jones discovered a memoir written by his father, Thomas Jones, a flight engineer, just after…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Rouen. No ground detail visible, most of the image is obscured by flares or anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘5B 5B’and ‘647 Wky 18/19-4-44 //NT 8” 8000’ [arrow] 026° 0027 Rouen S 11x1000 4x500 19secs F/S…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Karlsruhe. The image is largely obscured by cloud or fires and no detail is visible. Captioned ‘735 WKY 24/25’4’44 //NT 8” 22000 [arrow] 276 0035 Karlsruhe B 6 X 2000 31 secs P/O L’Estrange B12’.

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Vertical aerial photograph of Aulnoye. The image is largely obscured by cloud or fires and anti-aircraft fire. The bottom half has roads and an urban area surrounded by fields. Captioned ‘608 WKY 10/11.4.44 //NT 8” 9000 [arrow] 030° 0221 …

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Vertical aerial photograph of Rouen. Street patterns are visible but most of the image is obscured by flares or anti-aircraft fire. Captioned at top right ‘4B 4B’. Captioned along the bottom ‘[undecipherable] Wky 18/19-4-44 //NT 8” 8400’…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Aachen. The ground is obscured by bombs, smoke and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘4B 4B’ and '624 WKY 11/12-4-44 // NT 8” 21000’ [arrow] 070° 22.46 Aachen L 11 x 1000 3 x 500 29secs P/O Black J12’

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Vertical aerial photograph of Friedrichshafen. Entire image is obscured by smoke, clouds and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘4B 4B’ and '800 WKY 27/28-4-44 // NT 8” 20000’ [arrow] 116° 02.09 Friedrichshaven W 1 x 1000 1 x 500 8 x 30…

POHaraHF16010027.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Rouen. Street pattern just visible but most of the image is obscured by bombs, smoke and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned at top right ‘4B 4B’. Captioned '[undecipherable] WKY 18/19.4.44 // NT 8” 10000’ [arrow]…

POHaraHF16010034.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Friedrichshafen. Most of the image is obscured by smoke, clouds and anti-aircraft fire. Near the centre a regular street pattern is visible. Captioned ‘4B 4B’ and '797 WKY 27/28-4-44 // NT 8” 18000’ [arrow]…

POHaraHF16010036.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Friedrichshafen. All of the image is obscured by smoke, clouds and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘4B 4B’ and '777 WKY 27/28-4-44 // NT 8” 20000’ [arrow] 170° 02.09 Friedrichshaven S 1 x 4000 6 x 30 6 x 4…

LOHaraHF655736v1.pdf
Log book for Sergeant Herbert O'Hara from 7 November 1942 to 9 September 1962. He was stationed with 12 Squadron at RAF Wickenby, where he flew Lancasters as navigator. The log book shows 14 night operations over France and Germany, with one to…

PCavalierRG17010012.jpg
Photograph 1 and 2 are sequential vertical aerial photographs of the marshalling yards at Arras. They are partly obscured by smoke. They are numbered 5018 and 5017 and captioned 'RS 636 88 30.APR44//D14" → 10,000'Z'. Captioned: '30 April 1944,…

PCavalierRG17010022.jpg
Photographs 1 to 4 are of groups of airmen and officers meeting General Eisenhower. There are photographic displays on boards. A dog is present.
Captioned 'Visit of the Supreme Commander Alied [sic] Forces. General Dwight Eisenhower. R.A.F.…

PCavalierRG17010023.jpg
Photographs 1 to 4 are of General Eisenhower being shown round a display of photographs. Captioned 'R.A.F. Hartford Bridge. 137 Wing, 2nd T.A.F. 17. April 1944.
General Dwight Eisenhower. Supreme Commander. W/C North 137 Wing
A.V.M. Basil…

PCavalierRG17010031.jpg
Photograph 1 is of eight airmen in two rows and is signed by seven of the individuals. Captioned 'R.A.F. Middleton St George, S.H.Q. Photo Section. 3rd April 1942.'

Photograph 2 is of an airman in battledress carrying a Thompson machine gun and…

LGomersalO139719v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Flight Lieutenant Oliver Gomersal from 17 September 1943 to 7 November 1944. He trained as a navigator in Great Britain and in South Africa and was stationed in East Africa and Yemen with 621 Squadron.…
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